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September 15, 2016
BIRD WALKS AT MONTEZUMA WELL AND TUZIGOOT
Beginning in October of 2016 and continuing through May of 2017, Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot National Monument will be hosting bird walks.

September 13, 2016
All National Parks FREE for Public Lands Day
On Saturday, September 24th, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will waive entrance fees in honor of Public Lands Day.

September 08, 2016
Tuzigoot Health and Wellness Fair
The National Park Service would like to invite the public to the first ever Tuzigoot Health and Wellness Fair on October 15th, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

August 12, 2016
ART IN THE PARK AND STAR PARTY AT TUZIGOOT NATIONAL MONUMENT
Join us Saturday, September 3rd at Tuzigoot National Monument for a celebration of art and the night sky.

June 14, 2016
2016 Fire Restrictions in Effect
Effective June 15th, 2016 at 8:00 A.M., the National Park Service at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will implement fire restrictions, comparable to those currently in effect within Yavapai County.

June 02, 2016
NEW HOURS FOR TUZIGOOT NATIONAL MONUMENT
Beginning June 12, 2016, until further notice, Tuzigoot National Monument is changing the closing time from 5:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The park will still open at 8:00 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

May 20, 2016
CELEBRATE NATIONAL TRAILS DAY
The National Park Service would like to invite the public to a free, guided-hike of Tavasci Marsh to celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 4, 2016.

May 13, 2016
2016 Star Party at Tuzigoot National Monument
Clarkdale, AZ – Celebrate the night sky with us! On May 28th, 2016, The National Park Service and The Astronomers of the Verde Valley would like to invite the public to Tuzigoot National Monument to explore the skies. The star party will begin at 8:00pm with a presentation on Southern Sinagua Astronomy with Ken Zoll of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center. Telescopes will be open for public viewing from 8:30-10:00 pm. Arts and crafts activities will also be provided for our young astronomers. Night time activities are FREE!

March 29, 2016
Pile Burning at Tuzigoot National Monument
The National Park Service will burn piles of woody debris on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Tuzigoot National Monument, depending on weather conditions. The piles of debris consist of invasive plants removed during hazardous fuels reduction projects south and west of Tavasci Marsh over the past few years.

March 28, 2016
SciTech Events at Verde Valley National Monuments
The National Park Service, in association with the Verde Valley Science and Technology committee is pleased to offer three different events on Saturday April 2nd, 2016. Please use these opportunities to come learn more about the cultural and natural resources of our three sites.

March 10, 2016
Montezuma Castle National Monument Receives Transportation Grant From The National Park Foundation
Montezuma Castle National Monument is one of 113 national parks selected to receive a 2015 field trip grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. The Ticket to Ride grant program is designed to provide the opportunity for youth to visit our local monuments by providing funds for transportation and activities.

March 10, 2016
Montezuma Castle National Monument Receives Field Trip Grant From The National Park Foundation
Montezuma Castle National Monument is one of 186 federal sites selected to receive a 2015 field trip grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. The grant is designed to provide funding for local fourth grade classes to visit Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot national monuments and receive their free fourth grade annual park passes.

February 04, 2016
Ranger Lead Tavasci Marsh Nature Walks
Beginning on Sunday, February 21, 2016 and continuing through April 17, 2016 on the first and third Sunday of the month (February 21, March 6 and 20, April 3 and 17), the National Park Service will be providing free nature walks through the Tavasci Marsh wetland area. The walks will start at the Tuzigoot Visitor Center at 9:30, and will last approximately 2 hours.

January 06, 2016
Day of Service Events at Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot National Monument
Clarkdale, AZ – All National Parks are fee free on Monday, January 18, 2016 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr Day. The public are encouraged to treat the holiday as “A Day On, Not A Day Off”. The National Park service will host Day of Service activities from 1p.m. to 4p.m. at Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot National Monument.

December 23, 2015
New Winter Hours for Tuzigoot National Monument
Clarkdale, AZ – Beginning January 4, 2016, and continuing through March 31, 2016, Tuzigoot National Monument is changing the opening time from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The park will still remain open until 5:00 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

December 15, 2015
Montezuma Well Outlet and Irrigation Ditch Closure
Clarkdale, AZ – Over the summer, the retaining wall below the outlet trail at Montezuma Well was determined by park staff to be unstable and therefore unsafe for our visitors and staff. Since then, we have been working with park and regional staff to come up with potential treatment options and costs for repairing the area.

November 19, 2015
Bird Walks at Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot National Monument
On the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, walks will take place from 9-11 am at Tuzigoot National Monument. Each walk will begin at the Tuzigoot Visitor Center parking lot.

October 21, 2015
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot to Commemorate 2015 Native American Heritage Month with Indigenous Arts, Crafts, and Cultural Events
Clarkdale, AZ - In honor of Native peoples’ contributions to American culture, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will host special events each weekend in November to commemorate National Native American Heritage Month. Native Americans have added to every area of endeavor in American life. They built North America’s earliest cities, domesticated its first crops, and developed its earliest great civilizations. Countless Native people have served in our Armed Forces and have fought valiantly for our country.

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P.O. Box 219
Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Phone:

(928) 634-5564
Our voice line is answered during business hours in the Tuzigoot Visitor Center.

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